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Ending Police Violence and Ensuring Accountability

Systemic policing reform is long overdue

George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, Eric Garner, and so many others should be alive today. Instead, their tragic deaths are painful reminders that the systems we’re meant to rely on for safety and justice weren’t designed to protect us all. The dehumanization and criminalization of Black people and the use of unnecessary and excessive police force are legacies of slavery and white supremacy, which continue to traumatize communities of color and fuel the uniquely American crisis of mass incarceration. Systemic policing reform is long overdue.